The Hit Songs Deconstructed Wire

Hit Songs Deconstructed Music Charts – Week of 3/28/15



In contrast to last week which saw no chart movement, this week there were two songs which entered / departed the Hot 100 top 10.

Thanks to the arrival of Lay Me Down, the Pop primary genre category’s 24-week run at the top was brought to an end by R&B/Soul. Additionally, the primarily acoustic instrumentation category reached its highest level in 33 weeks while the strings instrumentation category reached its highest level in over a year.

The arrival of Trap Queen brought Hip Hop/Rap’s 16-week drought to an end, which was last represented by Hot Boy during the week of 11/29. The song also brought Trap back into the chart for the first time in 19 weeks. The primarily electric instrumentation category brought the electric/acoustic combo category’s 18-week run at the top to an end.

Both songs boosted to the solo male lead vocal and the 1 – 5 title appearance categories. The latter reached its highest level in over a year.

On the flip side, the departure of Take Me To Church resulted in the Rock primary genre and single songwriter categories both dropping down to nil for the first time in 21 and 23 weeks, respectively.

The departure of Blank Space resulted in the solo female lead vocal and short intro length (0:01 – 0:09) categories hitting their lowest level in 32 and 59 weeks, respectively.